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Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 4 April 2017 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2017/... of the European Parliament and of the Council defining characteristics for fishing vessels (recast) (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2016)0145)

04-04-2017 2016/0145(COD) first reading
PECH

Werner KUHN

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 16 March 2017 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2017/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a Union framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector and support for scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 199/2008 (recast) (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2015)0133)

16-03-2017 2015/0133(COD) first reading
PECH

Marco AFFRONTE

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 16 March 2017 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2017/... of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for Union importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0059)

16-03-2017 2014/0059(COD) first reading
INTA

Iuliu WINKLER

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 15 March 2017 with a view to the adoption of Decision (EU) 2017/… of the European Parliament and of the Council on the use of the 470-790 MHz frequency band in the Union (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2016)0027)

15-03-2017 2016/0027(COD) first reading
ITRE

Patrizia TOIA

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 14 March 2017 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2017/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on mercury, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1102/2008 (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2016)0023)

14-03-2017 2016/0023(COD) first reading
ENVI

Stefan ECK

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 14 March 2017 with a view to the adoption of Directive (EU) 2017/... of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 91/477/EEC on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2015)0269)

14-03-2017 2015/0269(COD) first reading
IMCO

Vicky FORD

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 14 March 2017 with a view to the adoption of Directive (EU) 2017/... of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2007/36/EC as regards the encouragement of long-term shareholder engagement (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0121)

14-03-2017 2014/0121(COD) first reading
JURI

Sergio Gaetano COFFERATI

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 2 March 2017 with a view to the adoption of Decision (EU) 2017/… of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing an information exchange mechanism with regard to intergovernmental agreements and non-binding instruments between Member States and third countries in the field of energy, and repealing Decision No 994/2012/EU (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2016)0031)

02-03-2017 2016/0031(COD) first reading
ITRE

Zdzisław KRASNODĘBSKI

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 16 February 2017 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2017/… of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2016/399 as regards the reinforcement of checks against relevant databases at external borders (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2015)0307)

16-02-2017 2015/0307(COD) first reading
LIBE

Monica MACOVEI

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 16 February 2017 with a view to the adoption of Directive (EU) 2017/… of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating terrorism and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/475/JHA and amending Council Decision 2005/671/JHA (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2015)0281)

16-02-2017 2015/0281(COD) first reading
LIBE

Monika HOHLMEIER

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